Stelth3's 2015 Mazda3 Build - Page 2 - 2004 to 2016 Mazda 3 Forum and Mazdaspeed 3 Forums
User Tag List

 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-28-2015, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
Stelth3
Senior Member
Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Activity: 25%
Activity: 25% Activity: 25% Activity: 25%
 
Stelth3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 284
Thanks: 0
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
Wheel shimmying/vibration sound

So I started having a shimmying/vibration sound coming from the front end of my car in June. I thought it was the brakes but they turned up fine. It crossed my mind that it could be the 3mm wheel spacers, so I checked in with Bodykit warehouse and we talked, came to the conclusion that this was the problem and had them taken off. So far so good, no vibration or shimmying. I will have to grind down the back of the centre caps as they don't sit flush with the wheel hub, and they stick out in the wheel. No big deal, I will get that done in October when I switch up the winter tires/wheels. So anybody who is thinking of wheel spacers, just give you heads up they might not work.
Stelth3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-22-2015, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
Stelth3
Senior Member
Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Activity: 25%
Activity: 25% Activity: 25% Activity: 25%
 
Stelth3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 284
Thanks: 0
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
Corksport License Plate Bracket

Click image for larger version

Name:	20151022_172649.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	2.26 MB
ID:	133577

The frame looks cheap, but its all I had as the anti-tamper license plate screws nearly slipped through the license plate holes, so I needed something to temporary keep it in place until I get some better ones.

As for the vibrations from the wheel spacers, I figured out the problem was they were not hub centric and there were 5 stud slots plus a few extra cut outs, so even when they were bolted into place, they still moved.
So what I am going to do is talk to my boss about using the EDM wire machine and the CNC to make up a set of proper wheel spacers and try again next spring.
Stelth3 is offline  
post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-22-2015, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
Stelth3
Senior Member
Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Activity: 25%
Activity: 25% Activity: 25% Activity: 25%
 
Stelth3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 284
Thanks: 0
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
Rally Armor Mud Flaps

Attachment 133585
Attachment 133593
Attachment 133601
Attachment 133609
Attachment 133617
Attachment 133625
Attachment 133633

Got the mud flaps installed. As I said in another thread, I was surprised that they did not stick out more. I like these as they nearly tuck in and that they do their job as I work in two construction sites so there is ALOT of road debris flying around.
Stelth3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-13-2015, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
Stelth3
Senior Member
Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Activity: 25%
Activity: 25% Activity: 25% Activity: 25%
 
Stelth3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 284
Thanks: 0
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
Plastidip grille/emblems

So I got the grille, emblems, and the lower window trim plastidipped today.
Click image for larger version

Name:	20151113_131312.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	943.5 KB
ID:	136570

Click image for larger version

Name:	20151113_131257.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	1.24 MB
ID:	136562

Click image for larger version

Name:	20151113_131301.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	2.10 MB
ID:	136554

Just have to get touch ups in a few spots and get the fog light rings dipped as well. Have to admit it makes the car look better.
I will admit I did not do this myself. I do not have the patience and time to do it myself, so I paid someone to do it. The guy told me he has experimented using plastidip on other mechanical parts of cars, so he showed me the brake calipers of a scrap car he has, along with putting the stuff on headers, manifolds, etc, just to see what it will work on. And yes he does this as part of his detailing, auto mechanic, powder coating business. His car is also plastidipped, an older Subaru WRX.

I will get more pictures tomorrow of the whole car.
Stelth3 is offline  
post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-13-2015, 06:59 PM
Boostedleenyc
Junior Member
Points: 10, Level: 1
Points: 10, Level: 1 Points: 10, Level: 1 Points: 10, Level: 1
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
F clearance just scrape and be ratchet like me ??
Boostedleenyc is offline  
post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-25-2015, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
Stelth3
Senior Member
Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Activity: 25%
Activity: 25% Activity: 25% Activity: 25%
 
Stelth3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 284
Thanks: 0
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
Fender Bender...POBAR

A the title says, I am...

Pissed
Off
Beyond
All
Reason

A$$clown clipped my left front today. Staying in my lane turning right and the loser swerves into me! Of course I have him on camera so that is FINALLY paying itself off. Clear proof he's at fault!

Click image for larger version

Name:	20151125_162841.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	3.40 MB
ID:	137681

Click image for larger version

Name:	20151125_162848.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	3.58 MB
ID:	137689

Click image for larger version

Name:	20151125_162835.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	1.88 MB
ID:	137697

Click image for larger version

Name:	20151125_162909.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	3.31 MB
ID:	137705

Click image for larger version

Name:	20151125_162936.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	2.51 MB
ID:	137713

In the picture with the arrows and circle, I noticed there is a hole in my bumper. I am wondering if that happened because it was a glancing hit?
And sadly I will need a new headlight. I have a piece of the clear housing in my car. I pulled it out from between the bumper and the light.

I also find it total irony on two fronts. (1) The article from Car & Driver on their long term test of the Mazda3 Hatchback mentioned one of their guys had an accident and had to replace the bumper, and (2) I was hit by another Mazda.

Hopefully my insurance will not skyrocket because I live in the worst city in Canada for insurance claims. But knowing how things work, my insurance will go up to $200 a month. And I am praying I do not get a Honda Fit/Toyota Yaris as a rental. I already told my insurance I cannot physically fit in those two tiny cars, and the Mazda2 is no better. I have tried and failed.

Maybe a Mazda3 with stick?
Stelth3 is offline  
post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-17-2016, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
Stelth3
Senior Member
Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Activity: 25%
Activity: 25% Activity: 25% Activity: 25%
 
Stelth3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 284
Thanks: 0
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
Oil Catch Can Installed

So I got the JBR OCC installed yesterday. Thanks to Steve at Tess Auto who took the time and got it in perfectly.

Click image for larger version

Name:	20160416_115823.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	3.25 MB
ID:	160098

Steve did not use the supplied hose in the JBR kit, he used the PCV hose in the car, attached it and as he said, no real issues with it. And he did not locate the drain hose to the underside of the car as the splash shield was in the way. He just left the drain switch attached to the catch can so I can reach in and drain it instead of crawling underneath the car.
As we talked, he agreed that the DI motors need a catch can installed, and he had done this work before. So if anyone in the GTA need one installed, go to Tess Auto in Toronto, and you will not be disappointed.
Stelth3 is offline  
post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-04-2016, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
Stelth3
Senior Member
Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Activity: 25%
Activity: 25% Activity: 25% Activity: 25%
 
Stelth3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 284
Thanks: 0
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
Sound Deadening install part 1

So I took the opportunity to start sound deadening my car. Started in the trunk for now. Did two layers on the floor and one on the wheel wells. I plan on adding another layer on the sides next Saturday.

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00113.JPG
Views:	68
Size:	7.40 MB
ID:	169250
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00114.JPG
Views:	53
Size:	7.24 MB
ID:	169258
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00115.JPG
Views:	60
Size:	7.19 MB
ID:	169266

Took 4 hours to do this and I used 25 sq ft of the 100 sq ft from Fat Mat. Looks like I will need to get more sound deadening if I do the roof.
Stelth3 is offline  
post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-19-2016, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
Stelth3
Senior Member
Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61 Points: 8,371, Level: 61
Activity: 25%
Activity: 25% Activity: 25% Activity: 25%
 
Stelth3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 284
Thanks: 0
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
Sound Deadening install part 2

Roof is done. I might add a second layer later this year.

Click image for larger version

Name:	20160618_102102.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	1.57 MB
ID:	171569
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160618_122759.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	2.80 MB
ID:	171577

Not easy removing the trim pieces, headliner. Had to gut the trunk again to do the roof. Also slapped a few pieces behind the speakers on the C-Pillar.
Stelth3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
2015 , build , mazda3 , stelth3

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 2004 to 2016 Mazda 3 Forum and Mazdaspeed 3 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome